I've been trying to join a new server to the farm. I've installed SharePoint 2013 onto the machine and configured it. I've ran all the updates. My first mistake was not allowing mixed authentication on SQL, so it couldn't communicate, but now that that's been changed to mix, I've run across another problem: Unable to connect to the remote server.
- Pinged the servers on the farm I want to connect to. They are found.
- Verifying all permissions. I am using farm admin to try this.
- Ran the configuration wizard, and chose the option to join the farm. I have the password, but I can't join for the above error. This error comes on the page before I can enter the password.
One thing I'm not certain about it I've run all Windows Updates on this new server, and the older server may not have the newer updates. Would this be a problem?